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Octopus Energy Group has added £3.4 billion worth of renewable energy projects to its portfolio with the acquisition of sister company Octopus Renewables. From June the large retailer will manage Octopus Renewables’ European portfolio of more than 300 green assets under new business arm Octopus Energy Generation. Chris Hulatt, co-founder of Octopus Group, the parent company of both businesses, said he hoped the move would unlock a “multitude of new investment opportunities”.
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Crown Estate Scotland has raised the maximum option fees for its ScotWind offshore wind leasing round by ten-fold to £100,000/km². The decision follows a review of the arrangements that was launched after the winners in the Crown Estate’s fourth offshore wind leasing round for England and Wales agreed to pay option fees initially worth £879 million per year for almost 8GW of capacity its first competitive bidding process.
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Incoming sustainability legislation will demand higher standards for biomass feedstocks, or subsidies won't be paid. Matthew Aylott explains.
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Darren Williams argues that it would be a profound mistake to jeopardise dedicated biomass by increasing co-firing subsidies.
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Securing sustainable feedstocks for the 300 biomass plants planned is absolutely critical for the sector's success. Miles Thomas discusses.
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The European Union must move as fast as possible to set out standards on sustainability for biomass, so that potential project developers and fuel suppliers can begin to set up long term agreements. That was the message last night from the inaugural meeting of the All-Party Parliamentary Biomass Group.
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